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PLATTE COUNTY
National Weather Service -
icon RED FLAG WARNING
Platte County
Issued - March 29 2015 3:56 am CDT
Update - March 29, 2015 7:22am CDT
Expires - March 29 7:00pm CDT

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
356 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING DUE TO GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN OMAHA/VALLEY HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

• AFFECTED AREA...IN NEBRASKA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 011 KNOX...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 012 CEDAR...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 015 THURSTON...
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 016 ANTELOPE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 017
PIERCE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 018 WAYNE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 030
BOONE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 031 MADISON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 032
STANTON...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 033 CUMING...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 042
PLATTE...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 043 COLFAX...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 044
DODGE AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 050 BUTLER.

• WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

• RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 23 PERCENT.

• IMPACTS...CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR
EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR OUT OF CONTROL
BURNS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.


icon WIND ADVISORY
Platte County
Issued - March 29 2015 3:36 am CDT
Update - March 29, 2015 7:22am CDT
Expires - March 29 4:00pm CDT

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
336 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY FOR PARTS OF EASTERN NEBRASKA AND SOUTHWEST IOWA
TODAY...

.A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THIS MORNING. STRONG
NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT. WINDS THROUGH MID
AFTERNOON SHOULD BE IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE WITH GUSTS FROM
40 TO 50 MPH.

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM CDT
THIS AFTERNOON...

• TIMING...WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS MORNING...PEAKING AROUND MIDDAY
AND DECREASING BY MID TO LATE AFTERNOON.

• WINDS...NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO
50 MPH...ARE ANTICIPATED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS BETWEEN 30 TO
39 MPH OR GUSTS BETWEEN 45 TO 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS
STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE
VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.


icon HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
Platte County
Issued - March 29 2015 4:10 am CDT
Update - March 29, 2015 7:22am CDT
Expires - March 29 6:15pm CDT

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OMAHA/VALLEY NE
410 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PARTS OF SOUTHWEST IOWA...
WEST CENTRAL IOWA...EAST CENTRAL NEBRASKA...NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND
SOUTHEAST NEBRASKA.

• DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE INTO THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE TODAY WITH
GUSTS FROM 40 TO 50 MPH POSSIBLE. THESE WINDS SHOULD DECREASE BY
LATE AFTERNOON. A WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED.

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER WILL EXIST IN MUCH OF THE WIND ADVISORY AREA
TODAY AS WELL.

• DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS POSSIBLE AGAIN ON MONDAY AS TEMPERATURES
REACH THE 70S AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALL IN THE AFTERNOON.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY
EVENING AS A COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE REGION. SOME STRONG
STORMS ARE POSSIBLE.

• SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.




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